Jake Paul vows to become a ‘dominant world champion’ and says his boxing potential is ‘scary’ ahead of Tommy Fury fight
JAKE PAUL has vowed to become a “dominant world champion” and claimed his boxing potential is “scary”.
The YouTuber-turned prizefighter is 6-0 since making his professional debut just three years ago.
Richard Pelham / The SunJake Paul has vowed to become a ‘dominant world champion’[/caption]
On February 26 in Saudi Arabia, he faces his first opponent with a recognised boxing record in Tommy Fury.
But the American feels the step up in pedigree is just the beginning, as he voiced lofty ambitions of reaching the pinacle of the sport.
He told Sky Sports: “I want to become a world champion.
“I’m going to become a world champion and these fights are all just stepping stones to get there. I’m slowly improving.
“I’ve sparred against world champions and done phenomenal against them, so who knows what can happen in two to three years from now when I go into my athletic prime?
“I’m starting to really, really get this sport and all aspects of it. It’s really actually scary what could possibly happen.
“I think not only will I become a world champion, I think I will be a dominant world champion and knock someone out for the belt.”
Fury, 23, is finally set to get Paul, 26, in the ring having pulled out twice before amid injury and US visa issues.
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And the brother of heavyweight star Tyson, 34, scoffed at his celebrity boxing rival’s world championship goals.
Fury said: “That’s like saying a pig’s going to fly. I’m going to teach Jake Paul a lesson on February 26.
“I’m going to show that he can’t just pick up a pair of gloves whenever you want and say, ‘Oh I’m going to be a world champion’.
“World champions are destined and world champions are born and he is definitely not a world champion.
“He’s not a champion or anything of the sort in boxing and he’s going to find that out on February 26.”
GettyJake Paul and Tommy Fury facing off ahead of their fight[/caption]